Slideshow: This Week in Eating Out

A Sandwich a Day: Chicken Shawarma at Mr. Broadway Kosher Deli (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Chicken Shawarma at Mr. Broadway Kosher Deli (NYC)
The chicken is tender and juicy, with serious smokiness and a solid bark on the crisp edges. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Slurped: A Broth to Treasure at Mister Hotpot (NYC)
Slurped: A Broth to Treasure at Mister Hotpot (NYC)
As the meal progresses, the broth boils down, getting richer with each dunked addition, all the while maintaining its sweet porky flavor. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

A Sandwich a Day: The Reuben at Paramount Room (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: The Reuben at Paramount Room (Chicago)
Made in-house and thinly sliced to order, the fat streaked corned beef is tender and juicy. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Old Fashioned Burgers at Local Watering Hole Benno's (Milwaukee)
Old Fashioned Burgers at Local Watering Hole Benno's (Milwaukee)
The beef is seasoned very well and heavy on the pepper, and they offer an array of toppings to choose from, including super curly and crunchy bacon. Read more here »

[Photograph: Lacey Muszynski]

Date Night: Casual Elegance at Zampa (NYC)
Date Night: Casual Elegance at Zampa (NYC)
Their menu features Italian-inspired dishes like this salad with bresaola, shiitake mushrooms, pecorino, arugula, and truffle oil. Read more here »

[Photograph: Garrett Ziegler]

Sugar Rush: Strawberry Éclair at François Payard Pâtisserie (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Strawberry Éclair at François Payard Pâtisserie (NYC)
Delicate and airy, the shell is split down the middle and outfitted with whipped vanilla mascarpone cream, slices of ruby sweet strawberries, and piped ribbons of vanilla bean-accented pastry cream. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Steakcraft: The Steaks at Resto and The Cannibal (NYC)
Steakcraft: The Steaks at Resto and The Cannibal (NYC)
These steaks are seared in a cast iron pan, seasoned with salt, thyme, and garlic butter, and finished off in the oven. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nick Solares]

A Tourist's Guide to Pizza (San Francisco)
A Tourist's Guide to Pizza (San Francisco)
The Bay area is a hub for high quality pizza much like this asparagus-ricotta pie from Gioia Pizzeria. Read more here »

[Photograph: David Kover]

Reality Check: Is The Daily Double From McDonalds Worth The Upgrade?
Reality Check: Is The Daily Double From McDonalds Worth The Upgrade?
The new fresh-toppings cheeseburger is actually worth the upgrade if you get pickles added to it. Read more here »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

What to Eat at the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park (NYC)
What to Eat at the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park (NYC)
This holiday season, Bryant Park is showcasing some great eats, such as this American Pie Sandwich from Jammin' Nut. Read more here »

[Photograph: Paul Yee]

First Look: All of the Cocktails at Aska in Brooklyn (NYC)
First Look: All of the Cocktails at Aska in Brooklyn (NYC)
Not one of their cocktails is without an ingredient that requires some sort of time-consuming infusion, fermentation, or extraction process. Read more here »

[Photograph: Maryse Chevriere]

A Sandwich a Day: Cured Meat Sandwiches at Euro Market in Astoria (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Cured Meat Sandwiches at Euro Market in Astoria (NYC)
This sandwich features salami with wine and hazelnuts that is sliced to order and layered with feta, lettuce, onions, oil, and vinegar. Read more here »

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

A Sandwich a Day: Signature Rub Panini at Rub BBQ Company (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: Signature Rub Panini at Rub BBQ Company (Chicago)
The tender, moist pork is pulled chunky, not stringy, with plenty of chew to it, and the homemade chutney provides just enough sweetness. Read more here »

[Photograph: Josh Conley]

Mexican Eats: The Other Shade of Pozole at Sabor a Mexico (NYC)
Mexican Eats: The Other Shade of Pozole at Sabor a Mexico (NYC)
Although it comes with an array of condiments on the side, the soup is really wonderful on its own: it's deeply seasoned and savory, with a rich body from stock fortified with pork bones. Read more here »

[Photograph: Scarlett Lindeman]

We Try the New Frosted Snowman Cookie at Starbucks
We Try the New Frosted Snowman Cookie at Starbucks
The cookie part of this guy is quite nice: super buttery and crumbly, but not dry at all, and not too sweet, but brace yourself for that white chocolate coating, which packs quite a wallop of sugar. Read more here »

[Photograph: Lauren Rothman]

We Try the Juices from Thrive (San Francisco)
We Try the Juices from Thrive (San Francisco)
The newly opened juice bar at the Nectar Wine Lounge is serving some great juices, like the Almond Joy which is made with raw almonds, filtered water, and a touch of sea salt, sweetened with dates and vanilla. Read more here »

[Photograph: Maggie Hoffman]

Gaonnuri's Korean Fare Doesn't Reach The Heights Of Its Digs (NYC)
Gaonnuri's Korean Fare Doesn't Reach The Heights Of Its Digs (NYC)
Skip the first courses and go straight for an entree, such as this thin and slick, chilled Mul Naeng Myeon: a refreshing bowl of sweet potato-based noodles in a chili-beef broth with pear, cucumber, and not-too-tender slices of steamed beef brisket. Read more here »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Luis Bollo's Guide to Spanish Food and Ingredients (NYC )
Luis Bollo's Guide to Spanish Food and Ingredients (NYC )
The Basque chef shares his favorite Spanish eats, such as this Paella from Socarrat. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

A Satisfactory Burger at Jerry's Famous Deli (Los Angeles)
A Satisfactory Burger at Jerry's Famous Deli (Los Angeles)
The spongy bun has just the right amount of chew from the toasting to add that layer of substance the sizable eight-ounce patty demands. Read more here »

[Photograph: Damon Gambuto]

A Sandwich a Day: Smoked Brisket Sandwich at Fatty 'Cue West Village (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Smoked Brisket Sandwich at Fatty 'Cue West Village (NYC)
The brisket is beefy, fish-sauce-tinged, and tender, with just the right amount of fat to make each bite satisfyingly rich. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Deep Fried Chicago: bellyQ
Deep Fried Chicago: bellyQ
There is heavy handed spicing on these fries and they come with chili mayo and nước chấm for dipping. Read more here »

[Photograph: Joe Roy]

Reality Check: New Holiday Shakes at Steak 'n Shake
Reality Check: New Holiday Shakes at Steak 'n Shake
All of the flavors start with a vanilla ice cream base and have flavor shots added in, but they don't end up being double-sweet. Read more here »

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

An Afternoon Tour of Jersey City with Executive Chef of The Dutch, Jason Hua
An Afternoon Tour of Jersey City with Executive Chef of The Dutch, Jason Hua
The executive chef of the Dutch shares his favorite neighborhood eats, like these Baja-style tacos from Taqueria Downtown. Read more here »

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

A Sandwich a Day: Gino's Special at Panino's (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: Gino's Special at Panino's (Chicago)
Between two thick pieces of focaccia bread baked with sun dried tomatoes lies layers of fresh mozzarella, thin-sliced prosciutto, basil, and extra virgin olive oil. Read more here »

[Photograph: Chelsea Ross]

Bronx Eats: Pancita (Menudo) Now Simmering At El Atoradero, Mott Haven (NYC)
Bronx Eats: Pancita (Menudo) Now Simmering At El Atoradero, Mott Haven (NYC)
Despite what the red hue may suggest, this is a mild soup that is lusciously sweet, and has a rich and silky texture. Read more here »

[Photograph: Chris Crowley]

Thin Crusts and Thin-Sliced Meatballs at Vic's (Bradley Beach, NJ)
Thin Crusts and Thin-Sliced Meatballs at Vic's (Bradley Beach, NJ)
Their meatball pizza features mildly seasoned meatballs that are sliced thin as if they were pepperoni. Read more here »

[Photograph: Casey Barber]

Ask The Pastry Chef: What to Eat at Levain Bakery, NYC
Ask The Pastry Chef: What to Eat at Levain Bakery, NYC
There's more to Levain than enormous, crazy-good cookies. Read more here »

[Photograph: Alice Gao]

Where to Eat on Christmas Eve in NYC
Where to Eat on Christmas Eve in NYC
Does the thought of cooking an elaborate Christmas dinner have you thinking like Scrooge? We've compiled a list of NYC restaurants open on Christmas Eve to keep you in the holiday spirit. Read more here »
Chicago Tacos: Tacos at Michelin-Starred Mexique
Chicago Tacos: Tacos at Michelin-Starred Mexique
Do tacos from a restaurant with a Michelin star taste different? A few weeks ago, when West Town's Mexique landed a star in the updated guide, we finally had a chance to figure this one out. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Where to Eat on Christmas Day in NYC
Where to Eat on Christmas Day in NYC
Still not feelin' it on Christmas Day? We've compiled a list of NYC restaurants open on Christmas Day to keep you in the holiday spirit. Read more here »
10 Great Vegetarian Soups In NYC
10 Great Vegetarian Soups In NYC
With winter effectively in full swing, it's time to turn our attention to a warming bowl of soup. Here's where we go in NYC. Read more here »

[Photograph: Howard Walfish]

San Diego: Swing and a Miss at The Corner
San Diego: Swing and a Miss at The Corner
The Corner isn't shy about extolling the virtues of their burger, calling them both "the tastiest, high-quality burgers in San Diego" and "the best damn burgers in town" on their website. Are they right? Read more here »

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

Cosi's Steak and Cranberry Chili Is Really Good
Cosi's Steak and Cranberry Chili Is Really Good
Cosi's Steak and Cranberry Chili is one of the best $6 meals we've had all year. Read more here »

[Photograph: Will Gordon]

What to Eat at the Union Square Holiday Market (NYC)
What to Eat at the Union Square Holiday Market (NYC)
If you search hard enough through the maze, there are several impressive and delicious food offerings from vendors here. Read more here »

[Photograph: Paul Yee]

Sugar Rush: Chocolate Turtle Cake at Cask & Larder in Winter Park, FL
Sugar Rush: Chocolate Turtle Cake at Cask & Larder in Winter Park, FL
Dense and delicious, this dessert was worthy of its placement on a pedestal. Read more here »

[Photograph: Jay Friedman]

A Sandwich a Day: Bougie Bird at Little Fox Cafe (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Bougie Bird at Little Fox Cafe (NYC)
This will satisfy stomach pangs even if you don't call home about it. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Bar Eats: Some Great Small Plates (and an Uneven Burger) at Prospect (NYC)
Bar Eats: Some Great Small Plates (and an Uneven Burger) at Prospect (NYC)
Prospect offers a separate bar menu, which (to its credit) is completely different from its dinner menu. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nancy Huang]

Reality Check: Quarter Pounder Habanero Ranch from McDonald's
Reality Check: Quarter Pounder Habanero Ranch from McDonald's
In this case, the original didn't need improvement. Click through to find out why. Read more here »

[Photograph: Rodney Blackwell]

We Try the New Red Velvet Doughnut at Dunkin' Donuts
We Try the New Red Velvet Doughnut at Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' released this crimson-colored treat along with other seasonal goodies like peppermint mocha and gingerbread lattes. Is it any good? Read more here »

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

Sugar Rush: Nutella Crepes at Buvette (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Nutella Crepes at Buvette (NYC)
Butter, chocolate and sugar join forces here. Lucky us! Read more here »

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]